Gosaikunda Secret Lake Trek (12 Days)

Gosaikunda Secret Lake trek requires more sportive and good physical condition. This trek is considering level two category of walking. This trek represents combination of different ethnic groups such as Sherpa, Tamang, Brahmin, Tibetan and Hyolmo across their vivacious cultures along the trail.

In Gosaikunda Secret Lake Trek, Gosaikunda is one of the pilgrimage sites where both religions (Buddhist and Hindus) will take part in the festival. The festival falls on full moon of August. Terraced fields, tropical and alpine forests are another attraction of the trek. Magnificent views of the Himalayas from Manaslu to Gauri Shankar including the Langtang will approached at the pass of LAURI BINAYAK (4,610m.) and Tharepati Pass (3565m.)

Moving on to Gosainkund, watch the sun rise over a multitude of glistening Lakes of this sacred pilgrimage site. It is believed that Lord Shiva created the holy lake with his trident. After Laurebinayak pass (4,609m) you will also trek through some beautiful rice terraces and a number of splendid Buddhist monasteries around the delightful villages of Tarke Gyang and Sermathang (2,621m), before heading back to Kathmandu. Gosaikunda Secret Lake Trek is very famous and most popular Spiritual trek also in Nepal.

Trekking Days: -› (9)
Total Days: -› (12)
Min. Altitude: -› (1850m./6070ft.)
Max. Altitude: -› (4610m./15125ft.)
Walking Per Day: -› Approximately 4-6hrs
Route Nature: -› Lodge [Tea House Trek]
Difficulty: -› Easy
Season: -› Automn/Spring.

Shirt Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel

Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing and Trek preparation.

Day 03:  Kathmandu - Shyabrubesi.

Day 04:  Shyabrubesi  - Thulo Syabru.

Day 05:  Thulo Syabru- Shing Gompa.

Day 06:  Shing gomba- Gosainkunda.

Day 07:  Gosainkunda- Gopte.

Day 08:  Gopte- Melamchigaon

Day 09:  Melamchigaon - Tarke Gyang

Day 10:  Tarke Gyang- Sermathang.

Day 11:  Sermathang- Melamchipul Bazaar -Kathmandu

Day 12:  Friendship farewell day

Details Itinerary

Day 01:  Arrive at Kathmandu Airport and transfer to Hotel

You will be welcomed by the boss of  company at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu (1300m).After completing your custom formalities (Visa, etc) pick up your luggage and look for our company display board at the arrival gate. You will be transfer to Hotel. After check in, you will visit our office; meet your trekking guide as well as other participants. Later in the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent Touristic Restaurant where you will enjoy  with a fine meal. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Kathmandu sightseeing and Trek preparation.

Full day of sightseeing in the very famous capital, Kathmandu. We will be visit the famous heritage sites in Kathmandu.

Morning:

We will start from your hotel by a morning walk in the blocked alleyways of Kathmandu. Your first contact with the smiling Nepalese people. We begin to cross the nice area of Thamel, full of nice shops, bars and restaurants.

We will see during this walk many temples and stupas: it will be for you the beginning of religious lessons, making the difference between Buddhists stupas and Hindu temples. You will discover with a great surprise how these two religions live together.

We will make a stop at Thahiti Tole, then in front of Kathesimbhu stupa. Always meeting statues and local shops (suits, spices, incenses, and so on) and listening the noise of bells (and of horns), we will see Asan Tole with wonderful Hindu temples. Then Indra Chowk and Pyaphal Tole. After 2 hours of walk and of wonder, we will arrive at Durbar Square.

Kathmandu Durbar Square situated the center of Kathmandu where you can see the House of Living Goddess “KUMARI” Kasthamandup temple” Said that was built from single tree in 16th century, big bell-big drams, erotic carving in old temple, old palace etc. All the most important monuments of the city are in this area. You will be filled with wonder by all these numerous such majestic and so ancient temples

registered in the Heritage of the UNESCO. It is possible to spend hours, sat on the walk of one of these monuments, admiring architecture, considering the animation of places, dreaming. We will take lunch at the top of a restaurant, with a great plunging view.

Afternoon.

You will begin the afternoon by another walk in the streets of Kathmandu, to look at the real face of this city, with local buildings and narrow streets. Then we will arrive at Swayambunath Stupa (Monkey Temple). Swayambunath stupa has it that Manjushree, found of Kathmandu valley, and discovered the lotus of ancient valley lake on which site the great stupa of Swayambunath was later built. The omni sighted stare of Buddha greets visitors & residents alike compassion. This is one of the oldest Buddhist stupa in the world, which has been registered in UNESCO heritage side.  It is said that Swayambunath Stupa is more than 2,000 years old, and it symbolizes knowledge. At the summit of this hill, the painted eyes on all four sides symbolize the all-seeing power of Buddha. It is an important Buddhist place where pilgrims from all over the world.

From this place we can have a wonderful panoramic view on all the capital. So great at the end of the day, with the sunset. We will come back hotel by bus.

Evening: Time for you to prepare the trek and we introduce in front of you our crew members. Overnight at hotel

Day 03:  Kathmandu - Shyabrubesi.

After breakfast drive from Kathmandu to Shyabrubesi (1,440m). Today, you will start early bus journey to Shyabrubesi; the starting point of the trek. Behind Trisuli Bazaar the road is tricky because of the grubby road. During the travel you will pass through many small villages on the way will be fascinating you with snippets. It takes eight hours drive.  Overnight in Hotel at Shyabrubesi.

Day 04:  Shyabrubesi  - Thulo Syabru.

Morning having breakfast after trek from Shyabrubesi to Thulo Syabru (2,230m). Today, first trail decent to river, cross the river and ascend to Thulo Syabru. You will see the fascinating view of Langtang Himal and more. On the way of your trek you will pass through pine and Junieerps forests. It takes five hours walk. Overnight in Thulo Syabru.

Day 05:  Thulo Syabru- Shing Gompa.

After breakfast trek from Thulo Syabru to Shin Gompa (3,330m). Today, you take the broad trail climbing up to Dimsa village and the trial continues less steeply, through rhododendron, hemlock and Oak forests to Shin gomba. On the way of your trek you will see fantastic views of Langtang Himal and langtang valley. Shin gomba is another popular place for Cheese. It takes four hours walk. Overnight in Shing Gompa.

Day 06:  Shing gomba- Gosainkunda.

After having breakfast trek from Shin Gompa to Gosainkunda (4,460m).Today, the trail ascends smoothly through rhododendron covered point to the top of the rim and through a forested area. The area in-between Shin gomba and Laurebina Yak is a sanctuary for the red panda, an endangered species that the Nepalese call cat bear. You return to the ridge path and climb a wider route through alpine country to arrive at a Gosainkunda. It takes five hours walk. Overnight in Gosainkund

Day 07:  Gosainkunda- Gopte.

After breakfast trek from Gosainkunda to Gopte (3,440m).Today is a bit challenge day; the trail is climb, rough and crosses moraines. Passing three more small lakes, the trail ascend and cross Laurebina La (4,609m) after the pass, the path down to Phedi and you continue walk up and down throughout crossing a rocky hill with pine, rhododendron trees. it takes seven hours walk. Overnight in Gopte.

Day 08:  Gopte- Melamchigaon

After breakfast trek from Gopte to Melamchigaon (2,560m).You slide down through a forested area and climb through a dry river-bed to arrive at a Kharka that is surrounded by rhododendron forest. You climb through the forest to arrive at the village of Thare Pati. Climbing the ridge directly above the village gives you a marvelous view of the Jugal area. Cross the village and enter a forested area, again descending to Melamchi River followed by yet again climbing to the Melamchigaon. It takes six hours walk. Overnight at Melamchigaon.

Day 09:  Melamchigaon - Tarke Gyang

After breakfast trek from Melamchigaon to Tarke Gyang (2610m). Today, the day you enter a cultural destination it call Helambu Region, walk up to Tarke Gyang where you can enjoy with Sherpa culture with traditional village and monasteries. The stone houses are close together with narrow alleyways separating them. It takes six hours walk. Overnight in Tarke Gyang.

Day 10:  Tarke Gyang- Sermathang.

After having breakfast trek from Tarke Gyang to Sermathang (2610m). Today, you will cross small forest with the view of beautiful village of Helembu region. The trail makes a sweep around the wide valley end between Parachin and the pretty Sharpa village of Gangyul. The people of this village practice Drukpa Kagyu Buddhism, the same as the national religion of Bhutan. It takes five hours walk. Overnight in Sermathang.

Day 11:  Sermathang- Melamchipul Bazaar -Kathmandu

Today after breakfast Short walk down to Malamchipul Bazaar with many Sherpa village, it takes three hours walk and catch Bus transport to Katmandu, it takes five hours drive. After check in yours hotel, it is time for yours shopping(souvenir). Evening, Nepal Assemble Trekking will host a farewell dinner. Congratulations on the completion of your trek! Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 12:  Friendship farewell day

You will be transferred to the Airport before 2 hours of flight with nice farewell. You will  never forget the trek of wonderful country. And have plan for next visit.

Trip Cost includes:
* All airport/hotel transfers
* Three nights 3-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast
* Welcome and farewell dinner
* Accommodation during trek in hotel/guesthouse
* A full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley including tour guide and entrance fees
* All ground transportation as per itinerary in private vehicle
* An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
* All necessary paper work and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
* A comprehensive medical kit
* All government and local taxes

Trip Cost does not include:
* Nepal Visa fee (bring small denomination USD cash and two passport photographs)
* International airfare.
* Excess baggage charges.
* Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary).
* Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
* Travel and rescue insurance.
* Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, etc).
* Tips for guides and porters.

Note: All participants have to give a copy of their insurance, with the address, tel and fax number of insurance company. This insurance has to cover the helicopter rescue in case of accident or sickness. In case of your insurance don't cover helicopter rescue, you have to fill a form in Kathmandu and make agreement that you will pay yourself the amount of expenses paid by Nepal Assemble Treks for your helicopter rescue or research. Without this agreement, you cannot participate in trek.

In The trek the guide is allowed to change the itinerary, depending of the weather, climate and the physical condition of participants. Each participant who stop his trek or make changes any form of program may not ask any money compensation to the agency.

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